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Definition of Slaughter


  1. The act of killing.
  2. The extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage.
  3. The act of killing cattle or other beasts for market.
  4. To visit with great destruction of life; to kill; to slay in battle.
  5. To butcher; to kill for the market, as beasts.

Slaughter Quotations

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
George Washington

It's time to end the cruel slaughter of whales and leave these magnificent creatures alone.
Paul McCartney

To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.
Winston Churchill

If I say that I am more interested in preventing the slaughter of large whales than I am in improving housing conditions for people, I am likely to shock some of my friends.
Richard Dawkins
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Slaughter Translations

slaughter in Afrikaans is slag
slaughter in Dutch is afslachten, slachten
slaughter in Finnish is teurastaa
slaughter in French is abattre
slaughter in German is schlachten, schlachten, abschlachten
slaughter in Italian is macellare
slaughter in Latin is occidio, cruor
slaughter in Spanish is matanza, carnear
slaughter in Swedish is slakta, slakta, slakt
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